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How the Toys Saved Christmas

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Delightful animated Christmas story, but some bullying.

Movie G 2003 93 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

Some awkward spots; cannot agree with CSM age recommendation

I would have passed if I had known how frequently the characters mention that there is no Santa. I cringed 3 or 4 times during this movie and cannot recommend for children 6 and under, despite what CSM says here.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

HOW THE TOYS SAVED CHRISTMAS is a delightful Christmas cartoon delivering timeless holiday themes of selfless giving and Christmas cheer overcoming greed. These messages are presented in an original manner, as toys attempt to deliver themselves. Whereas many Christmas movies and cartoons can feel heavy-handed or even cynical, this understated should-be classic finds its own unique place in holiday fare.

Both parents and children will enjoy this tale of holiday gift-giving.

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